The Funniest Women in Hollywood

May 12, 2023 by | Events

If you are a frequent attendee of the Dodge College Master Classes, you know that within the last two years, we have only had 1-3 special celebrity guests on stage at a time. Women in Comedy surpassed that by bringing 6 of the best female comedians working today up on stage to share their experiences


Happy Accidents with Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang

April 21, 2023 by | Events

Happy accidents. This is something Barry Jenkins and Lulu Wang are all too familiar with. (If you haven’t seen Moonlight or The Farewell yet, what are you doing? If you are ok with a few spoilers, keep on reading!) If you are a film fact nerd, you may already know about this scene in Moonlight.


Charles Burnett and the L.A. Rebellion

April 10, 2023 by | Events

Between the 1960s and 1980s, against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and continuing through the period of Blaxploitation films, an inaugural group of African-American students were welcomed to UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color. These artists, now referred


The Way of Deborah L. Scott

April 3, 2023 by | Events

If you were there for the worldwide phenomenon that was Avatar: The Way of Water, then you have seen the breathtaking and detailed costume design work of Deborah L. Scott. If you were not a ticket holder for James Cameron’s latest project, you have most definitely seen her work before: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to


Austin Butler Takes Hollywood by Storm

March 10, 2023 by | Events

When every news outlet in 2019 was listing all of the male frontrunners in the talks to play Elvis Presley in a biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann, it had been a good amount of years since I heard Austin Butler’s name in the headlines pertaining to the film. I knew in the previous year he


Ever Wanted to Work with Puppets?

March 10, 2023 by | Alumni

Dodge alum Alex U. Griffin has taken quite the unique path in the film industry after graduating from Chapman University in 2013 with his MFA in Film Production. We got the chance to interview him about his career in filmmaking and puppetry arts and how being in Chapman’s graduate program helped him along the way.


Damien Chazelle's Love Letters to Hollywood

March 6, 2023 by | Events

From blood sweat and tears to the theme of struggling artists trying to make their dreams come true, Damien Chazelle’s directorial signature on his films is hard to miss. The anxiety, intensity, and chaos of perfectionism when creating art keep us coming back to his films time and time again. Dodge College hosted a lovely


Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser: The Comebacks

March 3, 2023 by | Events

Dodge College had the immense honor of hosting back-to-back Master Classes on February 22-23 with none other than this year’s Hollywood superstars and Oscar-nominated actors Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser. If you saw Everything Everywhere All At Once and Waymond’s face looked familiar, you may remember actor Ke Huy Quan from Indiana Jones: Temple


Why Joe Rosenberg Loves Tár

February 28, 2023 by | Events

Dodge College had the honor of hosting a Q&A with director Todd Field followed by a screening of his most recent and Oscar-nominated film Tár on February 15. The Dodge College Career Center’s very own Joe Rosenberg moderated the Q&A. For months, since Joe saw Tár in September at Telluride, he has been non-stop talking


The Art of Casting with Russell Boast

February 17, 2023 by | Events

From outside, casting may seem like a pretty simple job. Picking the best actor for the best role. Easy, right? WRONG! You do those things, but there is so much more that goes into the art of casting than you may expect. Russell Boast held “The Art of Casting” workshop in DMAC 123 on February

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